Brett was born and raised here in Santa Clarita, and has always called it home. His grandparents relocated from Colorado in 1964; his parents moved here after getting married, having briefly lived in Sunland. Brett has not only grown up in Santa Clarita, but has grown up with Santa Clarita. He remembers when most of Soledad through town was just two lanes, when the field next to Santa Clarita Lanes was used for growing onions, and when Saugus Speedway had regular NASCAR races.

The Haddock family has been here so long he still gets an occasional stranger saying “you look like a Haddock boy,” then finding out how they somehow know his parents.

Having a total of four boys in three different decades covering a 15 year spread, Brett’s parents, Mike and Nancy, were members of the PTA for forty consecutive years. As far back as the 70’s, Mike was involved with the Canyon Country Chamber of Commerce, and was a key organizer for “Frontier Days.” Nancy is a near 20 year veteran of Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency; starting at Mitchell Elementary, and moving to several schools before moving up to the central kitchen and overseeing many of the schools they serve in town.

All this to say: Santa Clarita is home, always has been.

Growing up, he watched as his parents Mike and Nancy frequently tried to help those in need. They offered jobs and housing for many people down on their luck. That desire to help others left an imprint on Brett, and is the core of his own desire to do good in this world. They taught Brett from an early age to help out his fellow humans in need, and to always do the right thing.

As an adult, Brett started to act on those early lessons. In his time as a Geek Squad agent at Best Buy, he saw some unscrupulous activity by fellow employees taking place. Brett reported the activity anonymously, but it wasn’t until he had left the company that he felt comfortable discussing it publicly, without fear of retaliation. The story quickly gained attention nationally, and even made the front page of The Signal here locally.

Years later, working for a new company, Brett discovered an embezzlement scheme perpetrated by his new boss. The former boss developed an elaborate con involving a fabricated person working as a “third party” recruiter, and had even gone so far as to create a legal entity to launder his money. Brett reported his findings to the executives at the company, they passed along the evidence that had been collected to their legal team, and the boss was terminated. One of the executives personally thanked Brett for uncovering the plot, and saving the company millions of dollars.

A group of lawyers were trying to shed some light on a couple of nefarious characters for starting what is now commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” These men set up a website where users would post compromising photos, almost always former girlfriends, along with personal contact information for the women. People viewing the site would then harass the subjects. Thousands of women were caught up in the scheme. To make matters worse, these scumbags started a fake lawyer that the women could contact and “he” would make sure the photos were removed from the website — for a nominal fee. Utilizing his technology skills, Brett assisted in exposing the identities of these men, and helped get the website shutdown once and for all.

In 2012, Brett had a run-in with a local Santa Clarita Dentist. After a poor experience, he discovered the dentist had a reputation for high pressure sales tactics, falsely stating that insurance wouldn’t cover common procedures, and convincing patients to finance unnecessary procedures. In the investigation Brett found that the dentist had a history of threatening people who left negative online reviews, stating nearly all of the above. Most people would cave to the legal threat, and remove the review. For Brett, standing up to a litigious bully was the right thing to do, so he did not cave to their legal threats. The dentist eventually found a lawyer who would take the case, and the case went before a judge, where it was swiftly laughed out of court.

Brett’s parents also taught him to give back to my community. In 2015, he was fortunate enough to take part of the Sheriff’s Community Academy. It was a fantastic experience, and very insightful. Upon completion of the program, Brett decided to apply for the Sheriff Reserves. After passing the first couple of hurdles, he learned of a disqualifying injury that prevented him from going further into the process.

Undeterred in his desire to give back to his community, Brett started volunteering at Bridge to Home when they opened for the November 2015 season. This was another insightful and amazing opportunity which taught Brett a great deal about issues our local homeless population is facing. During the 2015-2016 season, he ended up volunteering approximately 240 hours at the shelter.

Brett has a desire and duty to give back to his beloved hometown, and feels that being on the Santa Clarita City Council is the obvious next step to further his goal. His experience as a software engineer and technical skills can be leveraged to facilitate collaboration and engagement with the residents of this amazing city. Brett wants to ensure even the quietest of voices can be heard, utilizing the skills and experience he has gained over the last 20 years, to make sure we have a government that is actually of, by, & for, the people.

Brett is honest, and has a proven track record of integrity. He always stands up for the little guy, and ensures people who have wronged their fellow citizens are held accountable for their actions. He has stood up against giant corporations, and smaller local businesses ripping people off.


Please support Brett in his quest to keep Santa Clarita an amazing city.


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    “I'm proud to say I know Brett, and even prouder to endorse him for City Counsel. Brett and I first met at La Mesa Junior High where we rode the bus to school together, were part of the Science Olympiad team together, and later on attended Canyon High School together. I can't think of a better person to represent the City of Santa Clarita. In addition to being a life long resident who deeply cares about his community, he is also incredibly kind, intelligent, and funny. Go Brett! Santa Clarita would be very fortunate to have you looking out for it's citizens.”

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    “I'm proud to say I know Brett, and even prouder to endorse him for City Counsel. Brett and I first met at La Mesa Junior High where we rode the bus to school together, were part of the Science Olympiad team together, and later on attended Canyon High School together. I can't think of a better person to represent the City of Santa Clarita. In addition to being a life long resident who deeply cares about his community, he is also incredibly kind, intelligent, and funny. Go Brett! Santa Clarita would be very fortunate to have you looking out for it's citizens.”